- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 9 hours and 5 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: HarperAudio
- Audible.com Release Date: July 10, 2012
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008J9ETZG
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Into Shake's menagerie comes white-haired ex-diplomatic corps blowhard named Quinn and a fetching FBI agent, Evelyn. After saving Quinn's life (and having second thoughts about the wisdom of doing so) Shake is cornered by Evelyn who's on vacation but wants to grill Shake about his former association with the Armenian mob in LA.Read more ›
Berney holds the reader's attention rock-solid in this quick 307-page action-packed adventure mystery through interesting, well-developed, mysterious and entertaining characters and setting ranging from the Caribbean to San Francisco to Egypt in a plot-driven ride that will have you thinking, smiling and wondering how "Shake" is going to get out of the messes he finds himself in while being hunted by FBI Special Agent Evelyn Holly, mobsters, goons and hired killers.
If Berney's other books are this entertaining, I will read all of them.
Folks, I don't know how else to say it except, THIS WAS REALLY A FAST AND FUN BOOK TO READ!
Read it, you will be glad you did! My best guess is that you will find it as entertaining as I did!
GUTSHOT STRAIGHT opens in a California prison where our protagonist, Shake Bouchon, has just dropped his winning flush in a poker game with another inmate and is collecting his winnings. He is also about to become a free man after serving fifteen months for not "dime-ing" on his former boss, the pakhan of the Armenian mob in L.A., Alexandra Ilandryan, that is if the Black con who just lost the poker game doesn't murder him first.
Once out of prison Shake has a chance at a new beginning - to give up his life of small crime driving for the mob, to go straight and to fulfill his dream of settling down and opening up his own restaurant. And thus the ingenious plot building of Lou Berney begins... intersecting the story lines of Shake Bouchon and an eclectic cast of characters on a collision course of exciting plot twists.
Many of the characters we are introduced to in GUTSHOT STRAIGHT reappear in WHIPLASH RIVER (that is if they are still alive or not incarcerated by then). All of them are stunning and memorable and a lot of fun to follow.
WHIPLASH RIVER opens two years after GUNSHOT STRAIGHT ends, in Belize where Shake finally is the chef/owner of his own restaurant.Read more ›
Whiplash River started with a killer view of a sugar-sand beach, palm trees, the Caribbean glittering behind a full moon. A wooden pier curved out over the water, with a thatch-covered palapa perched at the far end. Straight off a post card. By God, there was Shake, the new owner of a the Sunset Breeze restaurant, sitting pretty, with just such a post card view. Unfortunately, a shift in the atmosphere is coming, and his restaurant has begun suffering from those resulting winds of change, just now blowing across the tropical Ambergris Caye in Belize. Shake's new adventure is starting to form, like the tell-tale beginnings of a coming hurricane. First, there's that loan on the restaurant provided by the notorious drug lord, Baby Jesus, that's just now falling behind. Then there is that bull-dog of a FBI agent, a striking beauty for her age, a deadly shooter, whose aim is to get Shake coughing up some information on the Armenian mob(from Gutshot Straight). Then there's an old gentleman, a never-ending-storied-telling intelligence legend, whose providence may be the most dangerous of all the ill winds staring to shake down that picture perfect post card illusion, that Shake Bouchon's new life style was just developing.
The writing is signature Lou Berney/The light came slanting in early, spreading like it had dropped and spilled on the polished ironwood floor. But perhaps best of all is his humor and high speeding plot that bring a special romance to this dance.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the second very entertaining novel from Lou Berney featuring Charles "Shake" Bouchon, who first appeared in Gutshot Straight in 2010. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James L. Thane
This is the second book I've read by this author and I really like his style. That fact that some of the characters (that I liked) from the first book come back in the second make... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Valley1
Both of Berney's Shake Bouchon books are a hoot. Perfect summer reading material. I thoroughly enjoyed both Gutshot Straight and Whiplash River, and can't wait for his new one... Read morePublished 2 months ago by E. E. Justice
I enjoyed this book more than anything I've read in ages. Lou Berney goes on my good writer list. I'm planning to put a few more of his books on my iPad. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Shirley Y. Thomas
This is a fun, enjoyable read. Fast-paced, plot-driven, comical and over-the-top. Berney is a talented writer, who knows how to propel a story forward with great dialogue and the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Susan M. Baumann
And that title says it all. It is a fun fast and willy waggily ride in and out of places. A sometimes hard to follow story line, but you can forgive it because the character's have... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kindle Customer